Inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life, A Shot at Us is a contemporary love story for the ages. Spanning a decade and a half, readers will fall for a colorful cast of lovable characters in a fictional city in eastern Montana.All her adult life, Gwen Caplan has been falling – falling out of love with her terrific boyfriend, falling for her future husband Malcolm, falling in health and in wealth, and falling away from her beloved family. Beset over the years by health problems, she feels like she’s become the reason her husband and three children can’t get a foothold in life. When she winds up in the hospital again with a bad case of pneumonia just two days before Christmas, Gwen sees a way out, not for herself, but her family. Venturing out into a freezing Montana night, Gwen is unsure if she’s making the right decision or not by ending things, but she knows she loves her family and would do anything for them. Anything.As she tries to decide her fate that night, Malcolm receives word from the hospital that his wife has gone missing. Slowly he figures out the truth of what she’s doing, but she’s disappeared. As the many years of their life together are examined, Malcolm too ventures out into the cold, hoping he can find the woman he loves most in this world and talk her into staying, because he knows the truth. Her life is precious, no matter the cost of her every breath.A story about pain, light, and love, A Shot at Us takes a long, sometimes hard look at the true cost of a modern life spent scrabbling for every inch, and how the kindness we share along the way can lift us up to something greater.
In this urban take on Cinderella, Briella is trying to find her way in the world. She is dealing with her cruel stepmother who forces her to work in a brothel, being a slave to her step sisters and trying to keep her grades up. Despite feeling cursed in this cold world, Briella knows she always has her two cousins, Jakiah and August, and her Aunt Fay. That is, until one day her aunt is brutally murdered in her home. Briella and her cousins are now out in the world with nobody but themselves to lean on. In spite of their circumstances they find friendships in the most unsuspecting places.Prince has always been a gentleman, even though he was raised by a kingpin. When he meets Briella something else ignited inside of him. He instantly knows he must do whatever he can to protect her, especially from her stepmother who is the core of Briella’s rough life. Prince finds himself bossing up and following his fathers footsteps to keep the love of his life safe. Ride along with them as they go on the roller coaster of life, love and deceit.
Sometimes the desire for something can become such an obsession that any cost can seem worthy. As long as you get who or what you want… all is fair… and all is game.
To Island, Joi is everything. Literally, everything. And she’ll do anything possible to get him. Even sacrifice her closest friend. But when the unexpected hits the table… and desperation, disloyalty, and revenge hit the bill… Island learns that the price on this game comes with an evil that can’t be afforded. Yet someone will have to pay.
Sunday Best is a gripping tale of the enduring friendship of five poor Harlem teens as they go from boys to men.
They have dreams of becoming a bestselling author, a real estate mogul, a band leader, a champion boxer, and a mob boss. Follow their grueling journey as they climb to the top of their respective worlds.
Their friendship, that stretches over fifty years, is truly tested as they confront a world filled with violence, crime, and racism. They learn the hard way that success doesn’t come without a price, one that may require fraud, blackmail, and murder.
Their indestructible bond is further put to the test as they are forced to confront the three-headed hydra of jealousy, greed, and competition for the heart of their dazzlingly beautiful love interest.
-A cautionary tale for the ages-
Reality is no respecter of delusions, except perhaps in Del Boca, a model American community, struggling to be heard above the din. The days are fully packed as the good people of Del Boca deal with such problems as elitism, education reform, celebrity culture, political correctness, free speech, science, and politics. A social satire about life in our times.
Lives continue to spin out of control as lies are told to keep the past buried. The betrayal causes so much pain that it eventually leads to the unthinkable. Get ready for a journey filled with drama, twist and turns, and heartbreak that will have you on the edge of your seat…because what goes around ALWAYS comes back around!
“Hello I’m Prodigy”
This is the journey of a 13 year old teen named Prodigy who recently just moved to a small city due to the fact that his father serves in the military. Shortly after the family moved to a new Air Force base—the father gets into a motorcycle accident. This is a great tale of a teen and mom who are faced with the many challenges that life throws at us all. This first literature of the Richuals series, Prodigy is a riveting tale, exploring rage, hope, determination, and the daily practices of trying to attain wealth—all while being constantly tested to do what is morally right, even when all odds are against them. Now the family are faced with hard times that can alter the fate of their lives…
Unjenah and Fred love each other although their relationship is a bit dysfunctional. When Fred’s yearly business trip, which is always scheduled around the time of their anniversary, ends in tragedy his family rallies to her side. Unjenah learns the family secrets that Fred sought to carry to his grave…including knowledge of a father he never knew. Mysterious and strange events forces Unjenah into the arms of another man soon after her husband’s death. How long must a widow grieve before she moves on? Is there a rule that says she can’t fall for a member of her husband’s family? Unjenah finds herself answering these questions before she’s absolutely ready.
Young family man Joe is haunted by demons from a childhood blighted by his father, a notorious criminal and brutal street fighter. When he beat up Joe’s mother, she killed herself, then the bully abandoned him.
When Joe loses his job and spirals into debt, he turns to what he knows: Boxing. He’s forced into the clutches of criminal Mr Dean, and the brutal world of unlicensed bare knuckle fighting, relishing his bloody victories…until he realises he’s becoming like his father he despises.
Joe is desperate to confront his father…and kill him. The only way is to defeat The Reaper, a psychopathic fighter and killer, to gain the notoriety to enter his father’s murky world. Bur first, Joe must overcome his demons. Will he Win?
Twink Daniels is a young girl without a care in the world until her parents abruptly die in a car accident. She’s left to live with her uncle, a ruthless man who is only out for his own personal gain. Twink chronicles her story from a care-free kid to a prostitute working to feed her uncle’s drug habits.